Paul S. Clayson

President and Chief Executive Officer
HzO, Inc.

Mr. Clayson has been a business owner, global strategic planning expert, financial and investment strategist and senior political advisor for the past 30 years. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of HzO, Inc., a Salt Lake City-based startup with cutting-edge, breakthrough technology that makes electronic devices water resistant. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Voyss Solutions, a North Carolina based cloud-computing company and as a member of the Board of Directors of Soligen, a California based solid-state drive manufacturer. Mr. Clayson previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of nCoat, Inc., an award winning nanotechnology materials development and manufacturing company, which he sold in 2010. He has served as President and COO of Sequoia Pacific Research Company.

Previously, Mr. Clayson managed congressional campaigns and served as Chief of Staff to two U.S. Congressmen. He served in the White House as a lead advance agent to two U.S. Presidents. Mr. Clayson served as senior management and operations officer for prominent institutional investment advisory and research firms in Portland, Oregon, growing assets under management from $400 million to over $2 billion. As a senior officer for a Utah-based publicly traded technology company, he developed global marketing, business, product development, and finance strategies and helped grow the company from an R&D base to a globally commercialized firm. Mr. Clayson has served in key positions in numerous charitable, civic and political—Chairman of the Utah Nanotechnology initiative, board member of the Utah Technology Industry Council, Chairman of the North Carolina WIRED Action Committee for Advanced Manufacturing, member of the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network. He currently serves as Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Engineering Resource Center at North Carolina A&T State University.